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Beedie Talks: MBAs learning over lunch

Apr 23, 2014

On a typical weekday lunchtime, one can expect waves of MBA students at the Beedie School of Business to flood out of the lecture room to take a well-deserved lunch break. Recently, however, scores of eager students have stayed put in the classroom to continue their learning experience – this time to glean knowledge from their own classmates.

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SpaceShipOne, the first private craft capable of ascending to 100km above the Earth’s surface, was the winner of an incentive competition by Diamandis' XPRIZE Foundation.

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Over the last 100 years, mankind has benefited from unprecedented exponential leaps in technology – and with the increasing use of incentive prizes to drive these radical breakthroughs, we can look forward to an era of abundance in the years to come.

This was the message delivered by Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation, and co-founder of Singularity University, in a special lecture for Beedie School of Business students and faculty at the Segal Graduate School on Monday April 14.

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30 guest judges from academia and industry attended Opportunity Fest 2014 to provide feedback on the student entrepreneurs’ projects, including Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business (right).

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Undergraduate student entrepreneurs from across Simon Fraser University gathered to celebrate innovation at the fourth annual Opportunity Fest, a marketplace-style showcase of student creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. 

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The Beedie School of Business RISE 2014 team. From left to right: Jason Wang, Cicy Bai, Anastasia Lavrik, and Puxia Yu.

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MSc in Finance students from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business have brought home gold for the third year in a row at the prestigious RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) competition.

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Taking steps towards economic development in indigenous communities would appear to be solely beneficial to all concerned. Yet often when the subject is raised, many of those concerned have reservations. Why would something with implicit positive connotations raise such doubts?

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Mark Selman, Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following article was published in the April 2014 issue of SFU’s AQ Magazine.

By Diane Luckow.

Vancouver-based Taseko Mines has long proposed a $1.5 billion open-pit gold and copper mine in B.C.’s Cariboo. But the company continues to encounter significant opposition from the region’s First Nations, and the project’s future continues to hang in the balance.

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The following article was published by the Georgia Straight on April 4, 2014 and features an interview with Beedie School of Business BBA student Chantelle Buffie. By Stephen Hui. If you’re a tenant, how do you contact your landlord? Simon Fraser University business student Chantelle Buffie is hoping that you’ll soon be using FIXO. A 24-year-old Surrey resident, Buffie is one of the undergraduates selected for the 2014 cohort of The Next 36 entrepreneurship program […]

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Beedie School of Business alumnus and co-founder of MetroLyrics Milun Tesovic. Image source: BC Business.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Milun Tesovic, co-founder of MetroLyrics.com, the most comprehensive database of music lyrics in the world, has been named one of BC Business’ 30 Under 30.

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A donation from Ryan Beedie and his father Keith established the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.

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Family that runs B.C.’s largest industrial property developer are also front-rank philanthropists.

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New research co-authored by Beedie School of Business Assistant Professor Brent McFerran shows that consumers will often judge others harshly for purchasing luxury brands such as Rolex – even when they would buy such an item for themselves when faced with a similar situation.

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Beedie study finds dark side to rewarding ourselves with luxury goods.

The following article was published by Canada.com on March 31, 2014.

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A new student venture that will provide a dedicated communications channel for residential property managers and tenants has won the Newcomers category at the National Business & Technology Conference entrepreneurship competition.

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